tax cuts should not be raised during a difficult economic recovery or, perhaps, you know, people from wealthy districts who don't want to raise taxes at this point, you know, less than six weeks from election day. that's where the drama is, jon. >> jon: and the thinking is that some of these lawmakers might vote differently in a lame duck session, right? >> that's right. we got some interesting reaction from a republican senator today who commented on because the republicans want to extend all the tax cuts for everybody. here is what he had to say. >> it was a gutless approach to this. look, i understand the democrats. they know this is going to be a tough election for them. and, frankly, they have never really had the guts to do what they really believed unless and they have overwhelming numbers. >> senator happen calling it gutless. but bottom line when they think the lame duck session comes back when their necks or not on the line they will be extended at least for a year and kicking the can down the road if you will, jon. >> jon: mike emanuel, thank you. >> thank you.